Tag Archives: VIA Rail Canada

Trip Report: VIA Rail Trip to Windsor September 2021

On September 15th and 16th, 2021, I made a quick trip to Windsor, Ontario and back. I went down and back by train, departing and returning from Oakville on VIA Rail. The trip to Windsor was aboard VIA Rail train … Continue reading

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June 6th 2021 Departure of The Canadian

VIA Rail Canada’s flagship train, the Canadian, departed Union Station in Toronto Ontario right on time on June 6th, 2021 at 9:45 a.m. reroute for Vancouver, B.C. The train’s consist was: F40PH-2 #6454F40PH-2 #6428Baggage car #8621HEP-I coach #8112HEP-I coach #8113HEP-I … Continue reading

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2020 in Review: an Annus horribilis

We are now marking the end of 2020 and looking ahead towards 2021. This year has not been the greatest of years, thanks to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has led to many people being sick, and a large … Continue reading

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Happy 65th Birthday to The Canadian

Today, April 24th 2020, VIA Rail’s flagship train, The Canadian, turns 65 years old. On April 24th, 1955 the Canadian Pacific Railway began running The Canadian on a daily schedule between Toronto/Montreal and Vancouver.  The train ran from Vancouver, British … Continue reading

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June 9th 2019 Departure of VIA Rail Train #1 The Canadian

I happened to catch the June 9th 2019 departure of VIA Rail’s flagship train The Canadian from Toronto’s Union Station. The train was at its full summer’s length – two locomotives and 21 cars.  The consist was as follows:

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Do We Need A Pickering Airport?

Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has announced that the Federal Government is going ahead with the building of a new airport in Pickering.  However, the question is whether or not we really need another airport in the G.T.A. when we … Continue reading

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